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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2015, 12:03:46 am »
You weren't sure what year it was?  They said it was a year later, right?  And the first season started with the kids seeing Return Of The Jedi and ended in early 1984 (they mentioned the Ridley Scott Mac ad).

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2015, 06:05:42 am »
I knew it was mid-80's and I did pick up on those references. I was just waiting to get an actual, definitive year.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2015, 08:20:43 pm »
Episode 6
10Broad36 




This was a nice throwback to last season with Mutiny building a Frankenstein Computer to fool Joe into thinking they had the resources and talent to do something on the fly. That's the one thing I miss about Season 1: Computer construction.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2015, 08:24:13 pm »
Episode 7
Working for the Clampdown




So, the entire episode is all about Joe convincing Cameron to sell Mutiny to his boss and then at the 11th hour he warns her that his boss will basically strip Mutiny of what it is. The ending, with him deciding to run off and get married to his girl and head to cali makes it seem final. If they have Joe circle back, which I expect, it's gonna seem like an odd way to extend his relationship with the other characters.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2015, 06:23:23 am »
Episode 8
Limbo 




Ack! I spoke too soon regarding last episode as it appeared to be somewhat of finale regarding Joe, even though I knew it wasn't. After the events of what happened in this episode, it all seems to be heading toward a reunion of Joe, Cameron, Donna and Gordon. At least I hope that's where they are heading. Gordon definitely has some sh*t to work out with Donna who may or may not be the one to sabotaged him and his Custom Computer-build business. The entire season has basically been about each one venturing off to do their own thing and failing to match what they did previously as a unit. It's going to take the four of them to unite and stick it to Joe's 'boss' (aka father In-law). The what and how remains to be seen. I just can't wait to see how they get him back for kicking Mutiny off the network and stealing their customers.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2015, 11:14:42 pm »
Episode 9
Kali 




For the entire episode, I was waiting (patiently) for Joe to blow sh*t up at the conference and do the right thing in telling the shareholders that the company stole from Mutiny. I was actually giddy with anticipation with what was sure to come. But no. Joe only gives Cameron props for her genius and that was it. It seemed that Joe was happy just doing that, which was kind of bullsh*t. The twist of course was great. I love that Cameron had actually placed a virus in her own Mutiny Interface, knowing full well that Joe would take the bait and open it. Having the virus destroy the company's fake interface was priceless.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2015, 11:24:15 pm »
Episode 10
Heaven Is a Place




Joe MacMillan is one slimy motherf*cker! I found it so ironic and somewhat just in that Gordon was defending Joe to Donna as being a "good guy" for most of the Season Finale, only to find out at the end that Joe stole his idea of the anti-virus software he created and then turned around and sold it for $10 million. Yes, Gordon had it coming. Don't cheat on Donna! As for Joe, all season long they have been driving home the fact that Joe can't be trusted. Every character kept warning everyone NOT to trust him. But from the vantage point of the audience watching Season 2, we see that he is making a valiant effort to change. Guess a leopard can't change his spots after all. So, Season 1 was all about building a portable computer. Season 2 was all about online gaming. If there is a Season 3, we can now tackle the anti-virus market. Now lets hope there is a Season 3. This season was over way to fast. Really not sure what to expect about renewing the series. It took so damn long just to renew for a second season. I think they are going to be even more anal about "numbers" and viewership this time around.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2015, 12:12:32 pm »
And lucky lucky us, Halt And Catch Fire is getting a third season, even though barely anyone watches it.  VERY happy with that news.  Now if the second season would just show up on Netflix already.

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2015, 01:22:39 pm »
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!! Happy dance ensues.................................
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2016, 07:49:53 pm »
I'm on episode 07 now.  Oh man, the bit where they pretty much improvise broadband was brill... I LOVE that kind of stuff on this show, but oh man, Gordon's company?  Chip, you know what he's doing, right?  Dude, he's building DELL!  Mail-order custom PC building is how Dell Computer started.

Oh, and after the Giant's run-in with the Macintosh last season (so heartbreaking), I love that Mutiny is shifting into an online experience rather than just being games, because they'll be crushed by Nintendo (the "jumping on Turtles" game, btw, is either Mario Bros or Super Mario Bros.  The Ninja Turtles game didn't come out until 1989, at which point Nintendo was dominant).

And can I say for the record that I love James Cromwell?  AND he was the dad in Revenge Of The Nerds!

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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2016, 08:10:00 pm »
Yeah, I was hyper aware of what he was doing. Great season.
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Re: Halt and Catch Fire (Season 2 - 2015)
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2016, 12:36:13 am »
Finished season two.  Loved it.  It'll be weird having them go to California after two years in the Silicon Prairie, Texas has always been part of the show (despite being shot in freakin' Georgia), but it'll be interesting.  They're gonna be small fish in a big pond and they'll have to innovate their butts off in order to make a mark.

it's funny watching this show while I'm also watching The Goldbergs, two shows taking place in the 80s.

 

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